Short Course Armed Conflicts(online)

  • Online
  • 12 months
  • EUR1345 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner.

Description of Armed Conflicts

  • to know the theory, its different approaches and the nature of contemporary conflicts
  • to acquire skills of analysis and the ability to plan actions for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for intervening during their development
  • to learn techniques and strategies for intelligent non-violent intervention in conflict situations
  • to access information and knowledge to be able to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the quest for positive specific solutions
  • to be able to lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes
  • to transform the way to communicate both to prevent and to end conflicts
Student Profile
  • Any person with responsibilities and interests in solving conflicts
  • Consultants, executives, leaders, lawyers of any industry
  • Civil servants and managers of private and public organisations
  • Directors and staff of NGOs, companies and other organisations working in conflict areas, in reconstruction, development and international cooperation
  • Politicians and trade unionists
  • Members of the armed forces and the police.
  • Understanding the overall concept of what we mean by conflict resolution, its terminology and the action criteria, techniques and methods specific to it.
  • Understanding and learning how to analyse how family, education, political, social and armed conflicts occur and also learn how to manage, transform and resolve them using strategies, techniques and resources for an intelligent and non-violent intervention.
  • Acquiring the skills to analyse and plan the action in peaceful interventions in conflicts, both from the prevention and intervention perspective as the conflict occurs.
  • Having the ability to develop communication aspects to prevent, direct and pacify conflicts.
  • Knowing how to find information and knowledge to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the search for specific and positive solutions.
  • Designing, managing and developing conflict resolution processes based on the different techniques and procedures.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 16th March
Tuition fee
  • EUR 1345 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1345 Year (EEA)
Start date March  2016
Credits (ECTS) 15 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Full-time
Entry Level Bachelor

Course Content

Crisis Management Specialisation
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Security
  • Deconstructing War
  • Economy and Conflict


Management and teaching staff

Eduard Vinyamata Camp
Graduate in Economic and Social Sciences from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(Sorbonne, Paris). PhD in Social Sciences. Director of Campus for Peace and Solidarity (UOC). Lecturer of Conflictology at the UOC. Academic manager of the Humanitarian Cooperation, Peace and Sustainability Area at the UOC

CounsellorsNicole Jenne

Nicole Jenne has joined the UOC in April 2009. She studied Political Science, Sociology and Media Science in Germany and Finland and finished her studies with a Master in International Relations and European Politics at the University of Edinburgh last year. Nicole has worked as a research assistant at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and at the Institut Barcelona dEstudis Internacionals. Her main research interests are the new challenges of international security and the role of international organisations in promoting peace and stability

Teaching staff

Roberto Luna Salvador

Roberto Luna Salvador is lecturer of Conflictology at the Open University of Catalonia (Humanitarian Cooperation, Peace and Sustainability Area). He has supervised several projects in different Master and Postgraduate programs and authored papers on social and politic conflicts. His main academic interests are social and labour relations. Robertos work experience includes immigration, racism, development and Spanish interior and justice matters. He also worked in international private consultancy.

Alejandro Pozo Marín

Research on Peace and Conflict. Member of the Center of Estudis for Peace J.M. Delàs of justice and peace of Barcelona, and has worked actively participates in other organizations, platforms and centers of study related to geopolitics, militarism and war. He has worked as coordinator of humanitarian projects in contexts such as Darfur and Somalia and conducted field research in various areas such as conflict, including Lebanon, Palestine, Western Sahara, Kosovo or Afghanistan, refugee populations in Pakistan and Iran. He has conducted several studies and publications about militarism, war and humanitarism and is co-author of Nonviolence and Social Transformation (Icaria, 2005). He has a Bachelor of the universities of Deusto, Uppsala and Bradford,he is a doctoral student on Peace and Conflict at the University Jaume I of Castellon, where is completing a thesis on changes in violent conflict and its modern external factors

Ekaterina Stepanova

Heads a group on unconventional threats at the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow. In 2007-2009, she has been on leave from IMEMO to head Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Programme at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Her research focus is on trends in armed conflicts, terrorism and other forms of organized collective violence, political economy of conflicts and transnational crime. Dr Stepanova is the author of four books, including Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Oxford University Press, 2008) and the prize-winning The Role of Illicit Drug Business in the Political Economy of Conflicts and Terrorism (Moscow, 2005). The latest of her co-edited volumes is Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage, 2009). She is the author of over 80 other publications in six languages and serves on editorial boards of journals Terrorism and Political Violence and Security Index

Francesc Benítez

Telecommunication Engineer and works as researcher in the Centre dEstudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs (J.M. Delas Peace Research Center). Besides, he is deputy chairman of the NGO Justícia i Pau de Barcelona (Justice and Peace of Barcelona). His areas of interest are European defense, armed conflict geopolitics and arms exports. He collaborates in magazines and newspapers about topics related with peace and disarmament and gives lectures on these matters. Francesc has published, amongst others, in 40 años de Justicia y Paz (40 years of Justice and Peace) (PPC, 2008) and El Tercer Món necessita pau (The Third World needs Peace) (Fundació Tam-Tam, 2001).

Pere Ortega

BA Contemporary History, is Coordinator and Researcher of the Centre dEstudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs (J.M. Delas Peace Research Center). He is an expert in the areas Spanish defense economics (military expenditure, military R&D, military industry and arms exports), disarmament, European defense, and peace and nonviolence. He collaborates in magazines, newspapers and other publications related to peace and disarmament and gives conferences and seminars. Recent publications include Noviolencia y transformación social (Nonviolence and social transformation) (Icaria, 2005) and Atlas del militarismo en España 2009 (Spanish militarism atlas 2009)

English Language Requirements

take IELTS test

Requirements for Armed Conflicts

Admission requirements
  • To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification.
Prior knowledge
  • For these studies no prior knowledge is required.
  • Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain.

Work Experience for Armed Conflicts

No work experience is required.

More Information

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain

Spain The UOC is an online university born from the knowledge society and whose mission is to provide people with lifelong learning and education. The UOC is a leader and innovator in education and technology, and is a benchmark for quality in its academic work and research in e-learning based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

  • Reset
Compare Programmes